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Sports in Juneau

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thursday, May 11-13

• Juneau-Douglas High School baseball - The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team will host a four-game series with Ketchikan and defending state champion Sitka starting Thursday. All games will be played at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Friday-Sunday, May 12-14

• Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The Juneau-Douglas High School with host Ketchikan and Lathrop this weekend at Melvin Park. Friday's schedule features a Prince of Wales vs. Juneau JV doubleheader at 1 p.m., Lathrop JV vs. Juneau JV at 3 p.m., Lathrop vs JDHS play a 5 p.m. double header. On Saturday, Lathrop JV and Ketchikan JV play at 9 a.m., Lathrop vs. Ketchikan at 10:30 a.m., Lathrop JV vs. JDHS JV at 2 p.m., Lathrop vs JDHS at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Ketchikan vs. JDHS at 3 p.m. followed by Ketchikan JV and JDHS JV at 5 p.m.

• Southeast Regional Championships Track and Field Meet - Juneau-Douglas High School hosts the annual Southeast Region championships at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The is the last meet of the season before the team heads off the state championships in Fairbanks.

Saturday, May 13

• May Mud and Mountain Run - Run across the Mendenhall Wetlands at low tide. There are two course, 3 and 7 miles. Race begins at 8 a.m. from the Fish Creek Parking Lot on North Douglas Highway. Pre-register at both JRC/The Alaska Club locations, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter or Foggy Mountain shop or 30 minutes before the race. Also, volunteers are needed. Timers, course monitors, road crossings, refreshments and registration people are needed at 7:15 p.m. They may also participate in the race. Info: David Thompson, 586-1363.

Sunday, May 21

• UAS Alumni and Friends Gustavus Golf Tournament - This scramble tournament leaves Don Statter Public Boat Harbor at 8:30 a.m. and arrives back in Juneau at 9 p.m. The fee includes boat transportation, 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch and a light dinner. Team and individual reservations are accepted with payment. The tournament is limited to 52 golfers. Cost is $150 per person with current UAS Alumni and Friends membership, or $175 for non-members. Info: 796-6569

Saturday, May 27

• Sea Coast Relay - The Southeast Road Runners present the 16th annual Sea Coast Relay. The race, starting at Eagle Beach main picnic shelter and ending at the UAS Egan Library, is a 21.59-mile rely with exchange points along Juneau's most poplar areas. There will be live music on the course and at the finish. Teams can register at either JRC/The Alaska Club location or Nugget Alaskan Outfitter. Info: Dawn Walsh, 364-3410 or jmwalsh@gci.net.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Outdoor Soccer registration - Registration will be held May 8-19 at the Parks and Recreation office or the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Forms are available at http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/y-out-soccer.php. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are also needed for the season. Info: 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us

• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association annual meeting - The Juneau-Douglas Ice Association is holding its annual meeting of the Board of Directors and General Membership on Friday, May 19 at 5:15 p.m. in the Mendenhall Mall Bullwinkles Pizza. Balloting will be across the hall in the library conference room. Info: http://www.usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/.

• Capital City Soccer League schedule - The Capital City Soccer League will hold its open soccer schedule on Sundays at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, May 24 and May 31, at Adair Kennedy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info: CCSL, 523-9196.

• Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

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